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Old 02-13-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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Getting it straight-- the razor obsessed shaving megathread

Ya know, those FF's at Gillette can give us 2 blades, then 3 blades and now 4 blades but do you think they can make a razor that lasts more than two or three shaves?

Frigg'n engineered obselesance I tell ya. Another grubby hand in my pocket sucking my $$$ away.

So what's the skill required for a straight razor?

Anyone here slit themselves open?

How much toilet paper does it take to stop a bleeder?



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Old 02-13-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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Nah, just a bad case of nosehairitis

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Old 02-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #5
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:02 PM   #6
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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You could visit this link

http://www.cutthroatrazor.com/guide.html

just don't pay attention to the "cut throat" part but there is some good advice there, I think.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:16 PM   #8
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Ya know, those FF's at Gillette can give us 2 blades, then 3 blades and now 4 blades but do you think they can make a razor that lasts more than two or three shaves?

Frigg'n engineered obselesance I tell ya. Another grubby hand in my pocket sucking my $$$ away.

So what's the skill required for a straight razor?

Anyone here slit themselves open?

How much toilet paper does it take to stop a bleeder?



DW

I use a Gilette Sensor Excel (two blades, no waiting) and shave in the shower every morning, using a shower mirror:





I change my blade about once every four to six weeks.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:27 PM   #9
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:38 PM   #10
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Thumb good web group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StraightRazors/

this group is kinda funny, a lot of internal politics and an arch nemesis of sorts who used to be the site manager, but who now has another site. I have several razors, but I prefer a big, heavy blade, the kind referred to as a "chopper". It is great if I haven't shaved for a while, it just shaves all that hair off in one pass that would take a long time with any other razor.
The biggest secret of the process is to really warm up your face and let your facial hair soften up. Using a brush, and good shaving soap also make a big difference, and YES, keep that razor super fucking sharp... and invest in styptic pencils. The first time I shaved with a straight razor was just about the most frightening thing I have ever done. And don't worry, you will know when you are cutting yourself, it kind of feels like lightning running across your face where it is slicing.
It is a great hobby, especially if you like routines and acoutrements, and if you have a great big pair of ganads (or want people to think you do). Enjoy, and PM me if you have any questions

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:41 PM   #11
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oh yah, I think it is pretty much not legal in most states for barbers to shave you with one. If they do, it is a disposable straight razor blade, which, frankly, would scare the hell out of me.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:45 PM   #12
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It might be fun every now and then, but I doubt you'd want to go through all this every morning. Closest shave I've found? Mach 3 Power. Believe it or that little thing works.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:48 PM   #13
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oh yah, I think it is pretty much not legal in most states for barbers to shave you with one. If they do, it is a disposable straight razor blade, which, frankly, would scare the hell out of me.
There's a good barber in Vancouver BC who still does this, Farzhad's Barber Shop. Good guy, he usually has a Ducati on loan from a local dealer in his shop window.

Well worth the money for a treat, he does the hot towels, lotion, the whole bit.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:13 PM   #14
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StraightRazors/

this group is kinda funny, a lot of internal politics and an arch nemesis of sorts who used to be the site manager, but who now has another site. I have several razors, but I prefer a big, heavy blade, the kind referred to as a "chopper". It is great if I haven't shaved for a while, it just shaves all that hair off in one pass that would take a long time with any other razor.
The biggest secret of the process is to really warm up your face and let your facial hair soften up. Using a brush, and good shaving soap also make a big difference, and YES, keep that razor super fucking sharp... and invest in styptic pencils. The first time I shaved with a straight razor was just about the most frightening thing I have ever done. And don't worry, you will know when you are cutting yourself, it kind of feels like lightning running across your face where it is slicing.
It is a great hobby, especially if you like routines and acoutrements, and if you have a great big pair of ganads (or want people to think you do). Enjoy, and PM me if you have any questions

Winston


I need to get another razor ... and another honing stone ... and so on and so forth.

ps: from houston
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:20 PM   #15
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Now where would one buy a good quality straight razor?
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